Parish Life

The Holy Trinity

By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

(published in the April issue of ‘Crosstalk’, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa)

The celebration of the Easter season concludes with the Ascension of Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Many parish communities celebrate Pentecost with great fanfare and energy: birthday cakes, balloons and variations on the theme of ‘tongues of fire’.

Service schedule for Holy Week

Poster of Services for Holy Week, 2018

Here is a schedule of services for Holy Week 2018:

Palm Sunday: 25 March

  • 8 am Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 am Low Mass
  • 10:30 am Solemn High Mass

Monday 26 March

  • 9:30 am Morning Prayer
  • 10 am Mass

Tuesday 27 March

  • 9:30 am Morning Prayer
  • 10 am Mass
  • 8 pm Tenebrae

Wednesday 28 March

  • 4:45 pm Evening Prayer
  • 5:15 pm Mass

Maundy Thursday: 29 March

  • 7:30 pm Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Good Friday: 30 March

In The Image

By L.K. O’Connor (published in the March 2018 issue of ‘Crosstalk’)

One Saturday in the fall of 2017 and one Saturday in January 2018, the doors of St. Barnabas, Ottawa opened to welcome artists to an art day called In the Image.

A Fresh Look at Advent

by Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

published in ‘Crosstalk’, November 2017

The season of Advent, the first four weeks at the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year, often get lost in the rush to Christmas. However, unlike Lent – which still holds a unique place in our spiritual lives – Advent is like an eccentric relative who comes to family dinners but we are not sure what to do with them.

Giving Thanks

 By Rev. Canon Stewart Murray, Incumbent at St. Barnabas, Ottawa

(This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Diocese of Ottawa.)

For many people, October is the one of the most beautiful months in Canada. The leaves on the trees have begun to change into a riot of colours, the air has a refreshing chill, and the local farmers’ markets are full of the bounty of the fall harvest. Our schedules have returned to a new rhythm of work, school, and activities after the more relaxed days of summer.